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136                                    FLOBA INDICA.                         [Anonocece.
doubt that his plant is the game as that of Wallich, whose specimens ore partly com-
municated by Wight (in fruit), and partly by Eeyne (in flower), but in both cases
without special locality.
In Dr. "Wight's Herbarium there is a specimen in fruit of a species nearly allied
to ~U. gannosa, Dalz., and bearing at the same time a very close resemblance in
foliage and general habit to Vnona virgatat Blume, Bijdr. (jJvaria virgata, BL PI.
Jav. Anon. 1.19 et 25 B.) The fruit of Blume's plant is however very different.
Dr. Wight's specimen, which was gathered at Qttflon, in Malabar, in October, 1835,
has oblique oblongo-lanceolate leaves, acute at the base, and loug acuminate, 5-8'
inches long and 2~2& broad, thin and membranous, with oblique distant nerves, pro-
minent below, and united into loops a long way within the margin. The petioles
are scarcely £ inch in length, thickened and cyHndric, and the leaves are glabrous
above and very slightly downy on the midrib below. The specimen bears one fruit,
supported on a pedicel little more than a line in length in the axil of the lowest leaf.
Two carpels remain, and the scars of two more are visible; they are oblong and ob-
tusely mucronate, £ of an inch in length, with a pedicel a line long, two-seeded, and
slightly constricted in the middle between the seeds, yellowish-brown, slightly pu-
bescent and granular.
Species obfructum ignotum Mia.
10.  U. pracox (H.f. et T.); Mis lanceolatis acominatis, floribus
in axfllis foliorum delapsorum cum ramulo solitariis longiuscule pedi-
cellatis nutantibus, petalis linearibus elongatis glabrinsculis.
HAB. Assam, Simons !—Fl. Febr. (t>. *.)
Arbor forsan hnmilis. Ramuli rugulosi, eortice griseo, in specimine suppetente flo-
rido foliia adoltis orbati, floribus uua cum foliis novellis e gemmis aiillaribus evolntis.
folia (novella) tenuia, ineano-puberula, 3-3 polL longa, 3~1£ lata, petiolo vix i-poU.
Pedunculi gracilea, pollicares, cum ramulo tuberculo asillari piloso inserti. Sepala
lineari-ohlonga, acata, membranacea, -f poll, longa. Petala 2^-3-pollicaria, tenuis-
Bima. Stamina truncato-capitata. Ovaria glabra; stylo oblongo, piloso. Chula
in sutura ventrali 2-8.
A very singular species, of which we have before us several specimens collected by
Mr. Simons, all in good flower, and covered with young shoots and scarcely-expanded
leaves. It seems to be a soft-wooded plant, and the branches have the appearance
of being jointed, from the peculiar development of the young shoots. These are
much smaller than the pxlvinar, or tubercle, from which they spring, and the flower-
stalk is inserted into it exterior to the branchlet, both being immersed in short rigid
hairs. As there are no adult leaves on our specimens, it is doubtless a deciduous-
leaved plant.
11.  XJ. Btenopetala (H.f. et T.); foliis brevissime petiolatis obo-
vato-lanceolatis vel lineari-oblongis basin versus angustatis basi obtusis
et oblique emargiuatis, floribus secus ramos crassiores dense fasciculatis,
petalis angustissime linearibus elongatis.
HAB. In prov. Tenasserim ad Moulmein, Lobb I—(t?. 5.)
Arbor? • RamuH gracflcs, juniores fusco-pubesccntes. Folia acuminata, 4-6
poll, longa, li~H lata, petiolo vk lineam longo, tenuiter coriacea, supra glabra,
fiubtns pallida, secos costom pubescentia. Pedunculi in massam lignosam varie ra-
Tnosam coaHti, squamulis vestiti; pedicelli pubcscentee, ^-|- poll, longi, basi brac-
t^olas \~% lanceolatas gerentes. Sepala basi subconnato, longe angustnta," -£• poll,
longa, ciliata, extus pubescentia. Petala 2-3-pollicaria, vis lineam Inta, estus seri-
ceo-puberala; exteriora basi parum dilatata, connata, obtuse carioata; interiora
paullo angustiora, basi remota, Ovaria 4r-7, villosa, oblonga, Qvula 5, horizontalia.